North Carolina Cotton: Pre-Bloom PGR Decisions Jul 6, 2020

🕔Jul 6, 2020
The 2020 crop is currently variable with some fields still struggling and lagging behind due to early season stress (4-6 leaves) while other fields are starting to grow vigorously (9-11 […]

North Carolina Cotton: Strong Planting Window Approaches May 11, 2020

🕔May 11, 2020
Soil temperature at a 3-inch depth was 62 degrees at 8 a.m. this morning (May 11). You can see how the variation in soil temperature across the state in Figure […]

North Carolina Cotton: Planting Forecast Looks A Bit Dismal May 2, 2020

🕔May 2, 2020
Soil temperature at a 3-inch depth was 60.4 degrees at 8 a.m. this morning (May 1). What is particularly alarming is that soils temps did not rise up to at […]

North Carolina Cotton: Don’t Rush to Plant Just Yet Apr 27, 2020

🕔Apr 27, 2020
Soil temperature at a 3-inch depth was 58.2 degrees at 7 a.m. this morning (April 27). We find it alarming that the highest early morning soil temperature in the last […]

North Carolina Cotton: Time To Start Checking Seed Quality Data Base Apr 3, 2020

🕔Apr 3, 2020
Despite all of the distractions associated with COVID-19 lately, our NCDA&CS seed inspectors and seed lab have been hard at work on the new NCDA&CS Pilot Program for Cotton Seed. […]

North Carolina Cotton: Pilot Program Offers Seed Quality Testing Mar 4, 2020

🕔Mar 4, 2020
By now, most folks are aware of the seed quality issues that occurred during 2019, when a few lot numbers of a couple of varieties were planted in relatively good […]

North Carolina Cotton: On-Farm Variety Evaluation Yield Results Dec 6, 2019

🕔Dec 6, 2019
Although 2019 brought widespread and severe drought stress to many areas in NC during June and July, this year turned out to be a decent year for cotton in most […]

North Carolina Cotton: Post-Hurricane Management Tips Sep 7, 2019

🕔Sep 7, 2019
Preliminary reports indicate that damage to the cotton crop ranges from severe to very little, with the most damage obviously in near-coastal counties and the Blacklands – but we will […]

North Carolina Cotton: 4 Management Considerations for the Rest of ’19 Aug 16, 2019

🕔Aug 16, 2019
Statewide, the 2019 crop continues to be the most variable crop that we’ve seen in quite some time, primarily due to planting date, timing and duration of drought/heat stress, and […]

North Carolina Cotton: 3 Approaches With 2019’s Variable Crop Jul 16, 2019

🕔Jul 16, 2019
The 2019 cotton crop is probably the most variable statewide that we’ve seen in quite some time. Many areas have been plagued with severe drought, which resulted in some cotton […]

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